Blue Valley juniors, from left, Sean Kosednar, David Borgerding and
Kyle Rogers, celebrate a first-half touchdown against Class 5A
championship rivals Salina South. Blue Valley beat Salina South,
22-21, Saturday at Memorial Stadium to claim the 5A title.
Alexander Alvarado, 12, Lawrence, peeks through Holy Hawk, one of
the Jayhawks on Parade, with his dog, Goldielocks.
George Gordon, photographed for his first communion at age 7, and
his sister Krystyna Budzynski, photographed for her first communion
at age 8, are shown in this photo released by the family. The two
were reunited after 59 years.
George Gordon, left, is shown with his sister Krystyna Budzynski
after being reunited. The siblings reunited near the end of
September in Wroclaw, Poland, after 59 years. Both had thought the
other was killed during the Holocaust.
Author Studs Terkel talks about his new book "Hope Dies Last" at
his home in Chicago. The Pulitzer Prize-winning writer in his
latest book lets more than 50 people tell about their own hopes,
stories that might give others hope, how they've hung onto it or
even lost it.
This cartoon is among more than 4,000 cartoons appearing in the new
two-volume anthology, "The Complete Far Side," by Seattle-based
cartoonist Gary Larson.
Employees Sharon Marx and James Curtis, both of Marysville, work a
late-night shift at Penny's Diner on U.S. Highway 36 in Marysville
as storm clouds gather above the 24-hour food stop.
Conductor John Paul Johnson addresses the audience during last
year's 78th annual Holliday Vespers at the Lied Center. This year's
concerts are set for Saturday and Dec. 7.
Twenty-five of these spiral star tree-toppers made by Celestial
Iron Works, 619 N. Second St., will be sold for $25 at the Festival
of Trees auction. The annual event, which benefits The Shelter
Inc., is set for 8 p.m. Tuesday.
Joelle Ford uses scavenged odds and ends to create assemblages that
exude playfulness. This piece in the artist's rural Lawrence home
incorporates wheels with a tree branch and small set of drawers.
Ford also created the geometric painting in the background. Similar
works by Ford will be on display Wednesday through Dec. 23 at the
Lawrence Arts Center.
Joelle Ford creates whimsical furniture and assemblages out of
mostly wooden odds and ends she scavenges at antique malls, flea
markets and garage sales. She's pictured with a music cabinet
constructed of parts from at least four different pieces of
furniture, tiles, paint, fabric and wallpaper border. It and the
painting behind her will be part of a show opening Wednesday at the
Lawrence Arts Center.
A passer-by peeks into what organizers hope will become an arts and
cultural center in downtown Baldwin. Once a lumberyard, the
facility would house a theater, kitchen, four classrooms, a retail
gallery space and possibly artists' studios.
Artwork for sale decorates one of four rooms that project backers
hope to turn into art classrooms in the old Ives-Hartley Lumber Co.
building. Other plans for the structure at 718 High St. in Baldwin
include a fully equipped stage, a retail gallery space, a Chamber
of Commerce office and a brick-paved courtyard.
An old lumberyard built in 1914 in downtown Baldwin is in the
process of being transformed into an arts, cultural and social
center called the Lumberyard Arts Center. Sandy Cardens, upper
left, is coordinating the project at 718 High St. "We like the idea
of having this space as a unique gathering place for the
community," she said.
Whether they are a size 3 or 16, girls want to be trendy cookie
cutters of each other, says Patricia VanCleave, president of
Torrid, the sister store to hip retailer Hot Topic. Pictured is an
example of some of the plus-size clothing being offered for
UPS driver Jeff Spangler delivers a package in Roswell, Ga.
Atlanta-based UPS says the majority of its packages this holiday
season will come in with key information already entered
electronically by customers, including who the shipper is, who the
receiver is, the weight of the package and the service level
desired such as next-day air or ground delivery.
Kansas University alumnus Alan Mulally, left, greets Richard Davis,
right, as Kenton Keith and Hortense "Tensie" Oldfather stand in
background. The four each were awarded KU's Distinguished Service
Citation in 2002. Mulally, of Mercer Island, Wash., is president of
Boeing Commercial Airlines. Recent changes in Boeing's management
have some analysts speculating that Mulally could become the next
chief executive of Boeing.
Max Donaldson, 3, of Hopewell, N.J., plays with a Barbie Smart
Kitchen at the Toys "R" Us store in Lawrenceville, N.J. Retail
giants Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and Toys "R" Us Inc. engaged in a
battle in which the winner will reap the rewards of being the
nation's largest toy retailer.
Kim Midgett of New Egypt, N.J., looks at the popular toy My Little
Pony Celebration Castle at the Toys "R" Us store in Lawrenceville,
N.J. She was holiday shopping on Nov. 21.
Carolyn Schnell and daughter, Avery, 7, of Robbinsville, N.J., look
at Leapster items at the Toys "R" Us store in Lawrenceville, N.J.
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and Toys "R" Us Inc. are engaged in a
high-stakes battle for market share.
John Clark, owner of Summerfield Greenhouse in Springfield, Mo.,
stands among some of the thousands of poinsettias that line his
shelves. Churches, businesses and individuals buy $200 million of
poinsettias annually in the United States.
Palestinian children wait along with their parents for Israeli
soldiers to allow them to pass through a checkpoint at Hawara, just
outside the West Bank town of Nablus.
Coffins with remains of German soldiers from World War II sit in a
cemetery in the east German village of Lietzen during a funeral
service Nov. 1. The remains of 86 soldiers were found two weeks ago
during construction work for a highway in the region, where one of
the biggest battles between German and Russian troops took place.
Afghan women cast their votes at the National Stadium in Kabul,
Afghanistan. About 100 Afghan women cast their ballots Saturday at
the stadium for two women delegates from the capital for the loya
jirga, or grand council, scheduled for next month in Kabul to
ratify a new constitution.
An Iraqi girl covers her face as U.S. Army soldiers search for
insurgents Saturday in the center of Baghdad.
Helen Akut, 20, listens to questions about her family's move from
Sudan to the United States during an interview in Topeka.
Tong Athwai, 16, studies during his Intro to Algebra class at the
Highland Park Success Academy in Topeka. Athwai, a refugee from
Sudan, has found a new home in Topeka.
Alexandra Baker, 23, shows the remains of one of two fairy tattoos
that she is having removed. Baker said, "I wouldn't have gotten
them if someone had told me how painful it would be to get them
off." She also is having a spider on her ankle removed.
Lettering on Michael Jackson Auditorium is obscured by plywood
boards at Gardner Street Elementary School in Los Angeles. Jackson
has donated to so many charities that the Guinness Book of World
Records in 2000 listed him as the world-record holder for "most
charities supported by a pop star."
Dwayne Umbarger talks about the increased production of methane gas
in southeast Kansas as he stands in front of one of two wells on
his farm near Thayer. Production of the gas has increased sharply
in what may be one of the nation's largest reserves of coal-bead
Paul Esposito wheels down the hallway after therapy class at Staten
Island University Hospital in New York. The 24-year-old lost both
legs but survived the Staten Island Ferry crash that took the lives
of 10 people. He plans to leave the hospital Thursday.
President Bush holds up a turkey during a surprise visit to troops
at Baghdad airport Thursday. Historically, the White House has
often been secretive about risky trips by presidents.
President Johnson talks to American troops at Cam Ranh Bay, during
the Vietnam war Oct. 26, 1966. Behind Johnson, from left, are Gen.
William Westmoreland, commander of U.S. troops in Vietnam; Gen.
Nguyen Van Thieu, Vietnamese chief of state; Premier Nguyen Cao Ky
of Vietnam; and U.S. Secretary of State Dean Rusk. The final
decision to visit Vietnam was made the day before in secret with
urging by Westmoreland.
This Coronet Head $20 Double Eagle coin was plucked off the
shipwreck of the S.S. Republic during salvage operations earlier
This is a photo of the painting "Tennessee 1860" by Clements Drew,
an oil on canvas showing the SS Tennessee before it was renamed the
SS Republic. Tampa-based Odyssey Marine Exploration has found the
sunken remains of the steamer off the Georgia coast, which could
yield the richest cargo ever recovered from a shipwreck. The SS
Republic was carrying 59 passengers and a load of gold coins worth
as much as $180 million from New York to New Orleans when it sank
Oct. 25, 1865, in a hurricane off Savannah, Ga., according to
Iraqis celebrate over the bodies of slain Spanish intelligence
officers on a street south of Baghdad. At least six people where
killed and one injured in the attack Saturday on the Spanish
military intelligence team in Iraq, a Spanish official said.
A giant advertising sign of a stamp featuring Sir Ian McKellen as
Gandalf from the movie "Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King"
hangs on the side of a post office building in Wellington, New
Zealand, as part of the buildup for the world premiere of the movie
Monday in Wellington.
Local historians gather at the Black Jack Battlefield site east of
Baldwin. About 50 historians and advocates Saturday discussed the
site's history and plans for its future.
Sam Butler, left, Kansas City, Kan., impersonates a patient with
stomach pain for Kansas University medical student Michael Moore,
Wichita. Butler is trained to evaluate the medical examinations
given to him by KU medical students learning to diagnose patients
in clinics. Butler gave Moore feedback Thursday at KU Medical
Center in Kansas City, Kan.
KU football coach Mark Mangino announces the Jayhawks had accepted
an invitation to the Tangerine Bowl. Mangino spoke Saturday at
Adams Alumni Center.
Kansas University anthropology professor Don Stull and a partner
have spent years writing a book on the nation's meatpacking
industry. Wednesday at his office at KU, Stull held a photo by
Richard Avedon of Blue Cloud Wright, a slaughterhouse worker in
Blue Valley football players show off the Class 5A state
championship trophy they won with a 22-21 victory over Salina
South. Blue Valley rallied for the win Saturday at Memorial
Olathe North's Codi Willard, left, embraces teammate Kellen Long
after the Eagles beat Hutchinson, 28-13, in the Class 6A state
championship game. O-North won its seventh title in eight years
Saturday at Memorial Stadium.
KU senior outside hitter Sarah Rome (3) sends a spike past Texas
Tech middle blocker Jessica Watson. Rome recorded her 1,000th
career kill during Saturday's 3-0 Jayhawk win over the Red Raiders
at Horejsi Center.
Texas Christian coach Neil Dougherty, a former Kansas University
assistant, is in his second year at TCU. The Jayhawks will meet the
Horned Frogs at 10 p.m. Monday in Fort Worth, Texas.
Oakland's Shawn Hopes, left, can't prevent Missouri's Travon Bryant
from going to the basket. The Tigers won, 90-85, Saturday in
Missouri quarterback Brad Smith, right, turns the corner against
Iowa State's JaMaine Billups en route to a 19-yard touchdown run.
The Tigers hammered ISU, 45-7, Saturday in Columbia, Mo.
Nebraska football coach Frank Solich is doused by Brandon Teamer,
left, after NU's 31-22 victory over Colorado. The Huskers won the
game Friday in Boulder, Colo., but Solich was fired Saturday.
Holly Stegall, Lawrence, applies hot glue to a candy man in her Eye Candy Jewelry booth during the Lawrence Arts Center's Bizarre Bazaar. "They're pretty popular; two ladies came in and bought all of them this morning, so I'm making more," Stegall said. Saturday's event included performances by musicians and booths by artists.
Emma Dutton, 14, left, and Anna Creaden, 13, pause for a picture after watching the queen's annual birthday parade near Buckingham Palace. The pair visited England this summer with their grandmother, Elaine Creaden. Emma is the daughter of Brad Dutton, Overland Park, and Vicki (Creaden) Fulbright, Kansas City, Kan. Anna is the daughter of Ed and Cindy (Patterson) Creaden, Lenexa. She is also the granddaughter of Vicki and Jim Howell and Galen and Jeannie Patterson and great-granddaughter of Eugenia Emick, all of Lawrence. Elaine and David Creaden, Lawrence, submitted the picture.